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Case Study and Needs Analysis on Convergence Education in Engineering Colleges (공과대학 융합교육에 대한 사례조사 및 요구분석)

  • Jin, Sung-Hee;Shin, Soobong
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.16 no.6
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    • pp.29-37
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    • 2013
  • The necessity of convergence education is more emphasized based on the education policy for fostering creative men of talent. Inside universities, however, programs for training talented individuals are still at primary stage. Universities understanding the importance of convergence education and thus founding some major fields of convergence studies have experienced hosts of troubles. The paper discusses the necessary plans of supports from the government and the university to activate the convergence education in accord with the social demands. Twenty-eight professors in engineering colleges participated in the survey for reviewing the required factors for the convergence education. In addition, structured interviews were carried out with three specialists working in industry and academic area of convergence technology. The study could suggest the following activation plans based on the government supports: (1) establishing a support center of convergence education, (2) founding a major field of convergence, (3) developing curriculums and curriculum subjects, and (4) hosting related conferences and forums. Also, the study could suggest the following activation plans based on the university supports: (1) developing special programs on convergence education in accord with the industrial demands, (2) revising regulations and administrative systems more flexible for the convergence education, and (3) providing incentives to the participants in the convergence education.

A Study on Limitations and Possibilities of Convergence Education in Engineering (이공계 대학 융합 교육의 한계와 가능성 탐색)

  • Huh, Jisuk
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.22 no.2
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    • pp.46-54
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    • 2019
  • The purpose of this study is to discuss the current status and limitations of convergence education in universities and to explore new possibilities of engineering convergence education by analyzing characteristics and cases of self - design semesters as convergence education. As a result of this study, it was found that the education for fostering convergence ability is insufficient for the viewpoint of education. The types of convergence education could be classified into three categories. However, the concept and paradigm of convergence education has not been established precisely because it is made in a 'top-down' manner by the government. In addition, there was a limit of the lack of a foundation to operate the convergence education. However, A university's self-design semester, it shows the possibility of cultivating the overall convergence ability by giving autonomy and subjectivity to learners and through the acquisition of contextual knowledge and the ability of collaboration.

A Study on Natural Sciences and Engineering's Convergence Education Model for Cultivating Creative Capability (창의교육활성화를 위한 이공계융합교육모델 연구)

  • Lee, Yang-Weon
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.15 no.6
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    • pp.92-97
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    • 2012
  • This paper deals with the model of natural sciences and engineering's convergence education. Recently, convergence education's necessary is needed since the most of new products are designed and produced based on the convergence technology. But our country's education system is keeping existing education process. This make industrial world undurable to employ the current graduated students. Also in view of educational world, they have no proper convergence education model for their students. In this paper, to solve the non-existing convergence education model, we derive the a few convergence education model and list up their model each. This result will be helpful for the introducer of the convergence education system.

A Case Study and Industry Demand Investigation on Technological Convergence Education Related to the 4th Industrial Revolution: Focused on Electronics, Software, and Automobile (4차 산업혁명 관련 융합기술교육에 대한 사례조사 및 산업체 수요조사: 전자, 소프트웨어, 자동차 중심의 융합교육 중심으로)

  • Jin, Sung-Hee
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.36-48
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    • 2019
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate case studies and industry needs for convergence education in the fields of electronics, software, and automobiles, which are the technical foundations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Through the literature review, the convergence education programs focusing on electronics, software, and automobile were derived. The areas were validated by the experts review who consisted of three industry experts and professors in the relevant fields. Domestic and foreign curriculum were investigated to understand the current state of technical convergence education in each field. Industry needs survey for technical convergence education was conducted in cooperation with the Sector Council of Industrial Resources. Research instruments consisted of three parts: needs for technical convergence education, needs for the specific convergence education in the field of electronics, software, and automobile, and opinions on convergence education. A total of 341 participants responded to the questionnaires: 132 in the electronic field, 100 in the software field, and 109 in the automobile field. The industry needs for convergence education were analyzed and implications were suggested. The results of this study are expected to provide a guideline for developing convergence education programs in higher education.

Analysis of Undergraduates' Creative Problem Solving with or without IT Convergence Education (IT 융합 교육 유무에 따른 대학생의 창의적 문제 해결 역량 분석)

  • Kim, Sungae
    • Proceedings of the Korean Institute of Information and Commucation Sciences Conference
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    • pp.372-374
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    • 2019
  • Recent college education in the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution highlights problem-solving skills or creativity over the passing of professional knowledge. In addition, the need for convergence education is growing further as high-tech information and communication technologies are converging to create innovative changes. In this study, after IT convergence education was conducted and after general convergence education was conducted, the difference in creative problem solving capabilities was compared and analyzed. The study found that students who received IT convergence education had higher creative problem solving capabilities than general convergence education, and showed a statistically significant difference. In order to foster creative problem-solving skills, universities will need to promote IT convergence education in various courses.

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Industrial Needs Investigation on Technological Convergence Education: Focused on the Field of Nano-tech, Bio-tech, Robot, and Design (융합기술교육에 대한 산업체 수요조사 : 나노, 바이오, 로봇, 디자인 분야를 중심으로)

  • Jin, Sung-Hee
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.18-27
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    • 2017
  • This study aims to investigate industry needs for convergence education in the field of nano-technology, bio-technology, robot, and design. Firstly, the area of convergence technology in nano-tech, bio-tech, robot, and design fields was examined through the literature review and case study. The areas were validated by the experts review who consisted of four industry experts and four professors in the relevant fields. Second, a questionnaire was developed for investigating industry's needs on convergence education. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: 1) awareness of necessity for convergence education, 2) the needs for convergence new technology education from the perspective of industry, and 3) opinions on convergence education. The questionnaire was validated by three engineering education experts. Third, the survey was conducted in cooperation with the Sector Council of Industrial Resources. A total of 400 respondents responded to the questionnaires: 98 in the nano-technology field, 74 in the design field, 58 in the robotics field, and 170 in the bio-technology field. Fourth the industry needs for convergence education were analyzed and implications were suggested. The results of this study are expected to provide a guideline for developing convergence education programs in higher education.

Analysis of Secondary School Teachers' Perceptions and Needs on Computer and Information Literacy Convergence Education (컴퓨터· 정보 소양 함양을 위한 융합 교육에 관한 중등학교 교사의 인식 및 요구 분석)

  • Lee, Eunkyoung;Park, Sangwook;Jeon, Seongkyun
    • The Journal of Korean Association of Computer Education
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    • v.22 no.6
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    • pp.35-42
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    • 2019
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate secondary school teacher's perceptions and needs of computer and information literacy(CIL) convergence education and to suggest implications for promoting CIL convergence education in the actual school fields. We conducted a survey on teachers perceptions and the needs for CIL convergence education and analysed 227 secondary school teachers responses. As a result, we found that the perception of the necessity of CIL convergence education was very high while understanding level of the CIL convergence education and the actual frequency of teaching experiences were relatively low. In addition, CIL convergence education activities are mainly conducted through Informatics curriculum rather than various subjects. We identified that the main constrains of CIL convergence education were the burden on the progress of subject based curriculum as well as the lacking of teaching and learning equipments including computers. We identified that the needs for empowering teachers professional developments and constructing the physical and institutional environments of school sites were high. In discussion, we suggested the support strategies in terms of teacher professional development, institutional supports, and physical environments.

A Study on The Possibility of The Convergence Education In Engineering (공학 분야의 학문융합교육 가능성 분석)

  • Park, Sung Mi
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.17 no.6
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    • pp.53-61
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    • 2014
  • This study aims to identify on the possibility of the convergence education in engineering. Delphi survey on a panel of experts was chosen to be the main methodology for this study, drawing the main factors of convergence education in engineering. From Oct. 10 to Nov. 25, 2013, a three-round Delphi survey was implemented to collect data. A panel of eighteen experts were involved in this survey. For statistical processing, descriptive statistics including frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation were carried out along with internal reliability test on the survey instrument. First, the possible convergence of disciplines in engineering were found to Design, Industrial design, ICT, Health care services, Video media, Business and Administration, Organizational psychology, Sociology, Humanities and Aesthetics. Second, the convergence education factors to be most important demanded creativity, idea generation techniques such as the expression of thought communication skills, technical expertise in the field per line, understanding of basic knowledge, verification of common elements among different disciplines, understanding of other disciplines fusion in engineering, artistry and imagination, etc. Third, requirements for the talented person of convergence were the open mind and enthusiasm, creative imagination, accept the opinions of others, skills capacity as a creative expression, and challenges. Above-mentioned requirements are found to be the necessary elements for convergence education.

A Study of Convergence Education Type for the College of Engineering (공과대학 융합교육 형태 연구)

  • Kim, Yeon-hee;Byun, Ho-seung;Hong, Chol-Ho;Han, Jeong-su
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.60-71
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    • 2016
  • Due to the development of science and technology, diversity of fusion technologies has become a major concern. Especially the application of the convergence education became necessary in the curriculum of engineering department. The purpose of this paper is to extract characteristics of convergence education among engineering majors and to present a model of applicable convergence education. The researchers collected studies of past 15 years in domestic and international journals in related themes. Academic research information systems, DBpia, e-article, Academic Search Complete were used for keyword searches. 43 Korean papers and 25 international papers were analyzed for the study. The results showed that the convergence education models for college of engineering can be classified into the three types: the cooperative convergence, multidisciplinary convergence, and transdisciplinary convergence. Based on the results, a convergence education model is suggested for the schools of engineering in Korea.

Convergence Education in Mathematics: Issues and Tasks (수학교과와 융복합교육: 담론과 과제)

  • Ju, Mi-Kyung;Moon, Jong-Eun;Song, Ryoon-Jin
    • School Mathematics
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.165-190
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    • 2012
  • Recently, the Korean government develops a variety of policies for the improvement of school education. Among the policies, convergence education is considered as essential. Moreover, as the policies declare that mathematics is expected to play a central role in the convergence education, mathematics educators are required to seek for ways of how to approach convergence education in mathematics. In this context, this paper reviewed diverse viewpoints on what kind of contribution convergence education make to the improvement of school mathematics. While the argument constructed around the issue of national competitiveness is the most prevalent in the political discourse, this paper recommends to introduce the epistemological norms raised by the knowledge integration through history. In addition, this paper presents both domestic and international programs to discuss how to develop educational program for convergence education in mathematics.

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